Scarisbrick Hall pupil Richard Michell wins Silver at Durham Leon Paul Epee Fencing Tournament
18.4.14: Scarisbrick Hall pupil Richard Michell competed in the Durham LPJS on Sunday winning the Silver medal.
This was the hardest LPJS so far this year with two Cadet internationals taking part, Dominic Paul an England U14 from Stockport and Matthew Dickinson a Great Britain U16 from Newcastle.
Despite losing the initial seeding fight to Matthew, Richard managed to score sufficient points in his subsequent bouts to be seeded first before the direct eliminations, including beating Dominic by a conclusive 5-2.
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West Lancashire Fencer wins 2013 North West Junior Series
12/12/13: Fencer Richard Michell finished his under 14 fencing career in style at Bury Grammar School, winning silver in foil and gold in epee at the last event of the series. His gold in epee, the fourth this year, gained him sufficient points to secure the North West Epee trophy. Richard, a pupil at Scarisbrick Hall, started fencing three years ago at an after school club run by local fencing coach, David Stobbs. He quickly demonstrated an aptitude for the sport and started attending several local clubs in Ormskirk, Southport and Liverpool for extra practice.
Last year, Richard felt ready to try his hand at competition fencing. His first event was the Liverpool Phoenix Beginners Foil, where he battled through to win a bronze medal. Then he attended the last two Junior Series events of 2012. In these he again won a bronze in foil and a dramatic gold in epee, beating the 2012 series winner in the final. This inspired Richard to swap his focus from foil to epee for 2013.
Richard was also advised that he should enter several senior competitions to gain experience of competing against adults athletes. This was a 'baptism of fire' approach to his training, but Richard came through undaunted and learned many valuable insights into the sport.
Richard has also competed this year in his first under 17 national event at the Lancashire Cadet Epee, where he unexpectedly won through his first round match in a thrilling 15-14 contest. This earned him sufficient ranking points to be seeded 28th nationally! It also lead to an unexpected letter inviting him to be in the North West team for the Cadet Winton Cup later this month. The Cadet Winton is a two day fencing marathon where the top three cadets from every region fence each other in an inter-regional contest hosted at the Millfield School in Somerset.
Scarisbrick Hall's head master, Mr Shaw comments: "All of the staff and students at Scarisbrick Hall School are proud of the success that Richard has had in winning the NWJS Epee trophy. Richard is a diligent hard working student who started fencing through our enrichment programme three years ago.
We would like to wish him all the best as he steps up to Cadet age groups." Scarisbrick Hall's fencing coach, David Stobbs, is pleased with Richard's progress adding to the headmaster's comments: "Richard is a dedicated student and eager to learn with the potential to reach International level with the right support"
Over Christmas Richard will take a well earned rest before embarking on the national cadet events next year. He is currently looking for sponsors to help him take this next step, with the aim of achieving a top ten cadet ranking and with it, eligibility for selection for the national team..
Oliver and Rambo are champions
9/7/13: Oliver Bradshaw in Year 4 and his pony Rubilyn Rambo are having a wonderful first showing season together, already the pair have won the Mountain and Moorland First Ridden Class at Equistars Championship show on 23rd June 2013. The pair then went on to compete against all the other Mini Ridden Class winners and were placed overall Reserve Champion! Oliver and Rambo have enjoyed many other successes locally and are looking forward to competing at Equifest in Peterborough in August.
Scarisbrick Hall School Annual Sports Day at Robin Park
10/7/13: Friday 28th June saw the annual Scarisbrick Hall School & College Sports Day arrive along with the grey clouds and rain. Despite the rain there was still a buzz about the day and the enthusiasm and spirit from the pupils was very high. This showed in the results, as a massive 38 school records were broken across all the events. This year the venue had been changed to Robin Park in Wigan, which very much benefited the spectators as they could stay dry in the grandstand.
As a department, we would like to say a massive thank you to the staff that helped us leading up to the event and helping us on the day. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and are very proud of the pupils. Bring on 2014!
Mr Groves and Ms Walmsley - The PE Department
On Sports Day I participated in numerous events, I was extremely happy as I won the Year 9 400m race and broke the record even though I am in Year 8. The weather was really bad, but this did not stop our spirits and motivation to win and succeed.
Jasmine Bailey – Year 8
On Sports Day I participated in the 100m, 200m, Tug Of War and the relay. I was very happy as I came 1st in the 100m and 200m events and really enjoyed the day.
James Bullock – Year 7
On Friday 28th June we had our Middle School and College Sports Day at Robin Park. It was a great day. I was especially happy with my discus throw, which broke the school record. Well done to everyone who participated.
Lottie Robinson – Year 7
When we arrived at Robin Park it was raining and the first race was the 1500m which was my first event. I was made up as I finished 1st in my year group and broke the school record. My second event was the 800m which I also won; unfortunately I didn't break the school record but this has given me something to aim for next year. My last event was the 400m which I won and again broke the record, which i was really happy with. Sports Day was a great day and I am looking forward to it next year.
Kiera-Ellie Morley – Year 8
On Sports Day I participated in the long jump, 100m sprint and the shot putt. I was very happy as I broke the record in the 100m and the shot putt. I really enjoyed being part of the composite relay for my house, as we won overall.
Nathan Doyle – Year 8
4/7/13: For the past 6 weeks, ten Year 9 pupils and one year 8 pupil have been attending a ‘Learn to Row’ course at Crosby Marina every Friday afternoon. This has been a fantastic opportunity for these pupils to gain knowledge and experience of this sport using new and advanced facilities. They have learned about the correct clothing to wear when rowing, what safety aspects to take into consideration, and the different techniques that can be used. Furthermore, they learned how to launch the boat on to the marina, how to change direction of the boat when rowing and the responsibility of being a Cox. They have been accompanied by Ms Walmsley and Mrs Seddon who feel this has been a very useful tool for the students and all have been very enthusiastic when taking part.
West Lancashire Schools Tennis League
14/6/13: Molly O'Donoghue and Henry McDonnell in Year 6, took part in the first week of the West Lancashire Schools Tennis League on Tuesday afternoon at Ormskirk Tennis Club. This league will take place over 4 weeks and Scarisbrick Hall School will be playing a number of local schools.
Each match consisted of the pair playing a doubles together and a singles each. Molly and Henry played two matches on Tuesday and won both matches. Both played very well and they are looking forward to the forthcoming matches.
Quad Kids Event held at Edge Hill University
7/6/13: Twenty four Scarisbrick Hall School pupils from years 3/4/5/6 took part in a Quad Kids event at Edge Hill University on Wednesday 5th June. Each pupil participated in 4 events these being a long distance run, standing jump, sprint, and a vortex throw. It was a fantastic event which was attended by many local schools.
Pupils in year 3 & 4 gave 100% in each event and achieved 4th place in the standings. Year 5 & 6 came 1st in their group which is an outstanding achievement for the school. Furthermore Francesca Medlicott and Molly O'Donoghue achieved 1st and 2nd place in the girl’s individual competition.
We were extremely proud of the pupils that attended this event and they are a credit to the school.
Mr Groves, Miss Walmsley & Miss Headley
1st Scarisbrick Hall 1423
2nd Christ Church 1385
3rd St Michaels 1361
4th Lordsgate Township 1360
5th Burscough. St Johns CE 1235
6th Our Lady & All Saints 1156
Maksim becomes the youngest qualified sailor
22/5/13: Congratulations to Maksim Ferguson in Year 3, who recently became the youngest person in the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to complete a course handling an 8 tonne boat at a speed of 20 knots plus. The skills he had to complete included GPS navigation, accurate turns, pilotage, chart work, rope work as well as mooring, safety and security.
The course and testing was done by the Scottish National Sports Centre Examiner from Cumbrae. Maksim has become the youngest person in the country to pass this course at the age of 8 - and the RYA are naturally delighted!
We look forward to seeing him develop more skills in the future with the RYA and maybe the 2020 Olympics.
Lois' top spot in dressage
26/2/13: Congratulations to Lois Watkinson in Year 9 who won 1st Prize in a Dressage Competition held at Church Farm last weekend.
The competition was an Intro B - (Walk and Trot Test), Lois rode her horse Jessie, whose show name is Parcffynnon Jessica, to take 1st place.
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